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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf finalises 3 nominees for caretaker PM post

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Tehreek-i-Insaaf party has finalised three nominees for the position of caretaker for the interim government, a said today.

Retired Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, industrialist and banker-cum-were the three nominees finalised by the party for the position of caretaker prime minister, was quoted as saying by Dawn TV.

The Muslim League (Nawaz) government will conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker setup will be put in place to hold elections, expected in July or the first week of August.

According to the party, Mehmood Qureshi will present the names to of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah, who is responsible for forwarding opposition nominees for the position to the

and have already held the first round of consultations regarding the all-important position as the responsibility for holding free and fair elections is tied to it.

Justice Jillani has served as the of between 2013 and 2014 and was also appointed as an ad hoc on behalf of Pakistan at the in Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's case.

Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April last year, following which moved The Hague-based ICJ in May.

has served as the of as well as of the Institute of Business Administration,

Dawood, an industrialist by profession, served as in former Pervez Musharraf's cabinet between 1999 and 2002.

Meanwhile, party sources said that the names of Dr Salman Shah, and former bureaucrat have been finalised for the position of of

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:10 IST